About me

Helping women excel as leaders

I lead and support women, one-on-one and in groups, in mastering their natural leadership presence. Women who have worked with me show greater radiance, warmth, focus and experience more freedom and enjoyment in their role as leaders. Unique about my approach is that it is based on a woman’s natural power that lives inside of her.

I inspire, seduce, challenge and confronts you to dig deeper inside yourself. I’ll help you to own your leadership, take responsibility for it and motivate you to transform personal life experiences into wisdom and strength. You are supported in a women’s circle that helps you to grow your self-worth. Having realigned yourself with your natural leadership presence and purpose, you feel radiant, energized and empowered. You accomplish more, with greater ease and better results.

If you are looking to grow your leadership presence while connecting with other women, then come and join one of my Leadership Journeys: The Women’s Leadership Program, the international Women’s Leadership Circles or a few intensive days on a Retreat. Click here to learn more about the work.


Carla van Stralen – Feminine Leadership Coach

Carla is a successful business woman and executive leadership coach who now puts all her experience and expertise into developing female leaders and guiding them to their natural leadership presence. Women who have worked with her feel a sense of wholeness, show more radiance and are now driven by a leadership purpose which leads them and their organizations to more success. Carla previously worked as a management consultant in the fast-moving consumer goods industry and as a business and change leader in the energy sector.

It is her purpose that every woman business leader knows and feels that it is she that inspires change. That it is the feminine energy inside her that has the power to inspire and engage. What drives her is the energizing impact that happens when a group of empowered women come together, inspire each other, and stand up in their natural leadership presence. They ignite positive transformations in all areas of their lives. They elevate their families, communities and organizations.

Carla is a graduate of the Nyenrode Business University and studied Coaching for Leadership and Professional Development at The Tavistock Institute and attended several Group Relationship Conferences at the Tavistock Institute. She has now joined the Deep Coaching Certification Program for experienced coaching and organization development professionals, an Enneagram based coaching school in California. She is a partner of the international Women’s Leadership Circles and the founder of Carla Clarissa – Unfolding a Woman’s Leadership Presence.

Carla lives in Santpoort-Zuid, the Netherlands, with her partner Peter, and their children Levy and Christina.


My Purpose

What drives me is the energizing impact that happens when a group of empowered women come together, inspire each other, and stand up in their natural leadership presence. They ignite positive transformations in all areas of their lives. They elevate their families, communities and organisations.

The force of a woman coming into her power, into her voice, into her femininity, and starts doing what she has come here to do, enlightens everyone around her.

I believe women are key in transforming the world we live in. I long to see so much more of this. And I know my longing is shared by many women and men!

It’s from this longing that I’ve created Carla Clarissa.

Carla Clarissa is offering space where women leaders can start to feel whole and welcome to bring all of who they are. It is in this space where she is encouraged to master all of her leadership powers and value all of who she is.

There is a direct connection between the presence a woman brings in her leadership, the presence she stands in on this world and how well she loves herself. That’s why it’s only from her wholeness and self-worth that a woman can become the change leader she was born to be.

My purpose is that every woman business leader knows and feels that it is ‘she’ that inspires change. That it is the feminine energy inside of her that has the power to elevate the people around her. I am a trusted guide for women leaders who know this truth and are ready to embrace it. I create space for them to discover this power, to make it hers, a place also where she can enjoy the presence and inspiration of other business women who are on the same journey. Space where they can reconnect, re-energize and feel reborn to continue with their purpose.

 

Guiding our Leaders’ calling quests

and heal their broken spirits

Nourishing their journey for wholeness

for they can truly serve our Earth and her beings

Carla van Stralen, 2012

 

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